Agenda for UK trip

In London and Cambridge we interviewed, blogged, meet up’d, vlog’d, traveled, tried to avoid jet-lag, tried to make our wireless modems work, and … well, just did what geeks do. Here’s the schedule (past-tense):

5 July, 2009
Note- Events marked Open event were open events – ticketed or free events where you could have met and interact with the geeks. Other events were privately hosted.
At: JuJu (private)
Digitrad meet-and-greet Digitrad
At: JuJu
316 – 318 King’s Road, Chelsea, SW3 5UH, London
Open Event
tix req’d
Traveling Geeks TweetUp
200+ folks.
The National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts
Organizer: Ted Shelton and The Conversation Group (SF & London)
6 July, 2009
Nuffield Room, Savoy Place
(private event)
Breakfast with Intel UK The geeks met with Tristan Wilkinson, director for public sector EMEA at Intel, and Perveen Akhtar of Intel PR in advance of Reboot Britain.
Reboot Britain
At Savoy Place
Open event
reg req’d
Reboot Britain
Howard Rheingold, Craig Newmark, Robert Scoble and other geeks spoke at Reboot Britain, and all of us participated! See RebootBritain online
The National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts
Steve Moore, Jess Tyrrell and officials from NESTA put on a conference about moving forward in the new economy.
At: BT Tower, Maple Street, London
Reception and dinner with NESTA and BT executives, including BT CEO Ian Livingston, JP Rangaswami (MD, BT Innovate & Design) and invited guests.
The National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts
7 July, 2009
1 Plough Place
US/UK Speed Date with Seed Camp Winners and UK Leaders
Basekit Groupspaces Huddle Kwaga Moo Qype School of Everything Skimlinks Spotify Stupeflix Ubervu Zemanta
Seed Camp
Reshma Sohoni and Sherry Coutu
At: BT Centre 81 Newgate Street, London, EC1A 7AJ
Meetings at BT with JP Rajaswami and team
At: Guardian
Kings Place, 90 York Way, London
Open event
Guardian podcast with the Traveling Geeks
Robert Scoble, Sarah Lacy and JD Lasica discussed the future of news and the emerging media ecosystem with questions from the Guardian and possibly the BBC. The Geeks participated in the Q&A session from the audience while posting thoughts and commentary in a backchannel. 100-120 people.
Organized by Matt Wells of The Guardian
At: SOHO House
40 Greek Street W1D 4EB dinner agency
Coordinators: Sophie Austin, Vicky Nairn, Andy Hobsbawmn
8 July, 2009


Location: Malmaison, Charterhouse Sq. (private)
Traveling Geeks lunched with Skype Skype
9 July, 2009Thursday
At: Accel Partners
16 St. James’s Street
London, SW1A 1ER
Accel Partners luncheon
Company presentations by Seatwave, Playfish, Alfresco. Weeworld, Mind Candy, Wonga. With breakout groups and lunch 11:30-12:30
Sonali deRycker
1:30-4:00 pm
At: The Swan at the Globe
Econsultancy Roundtable
The Geeks will participate in a roundtable discussion with reps from Essence, AKQA, iPerceptions, Unique Digital, Manning Gottlieb OMD, Photobox
4:00-5:30 pm Econsultancy Large Organisation Innovators Discussion Groups and Tea econsultancy
Clare Laurie, Ashley Friedlein, Econsultancy
Location: 50 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3UD
TechCrunch Europa Award
The Geeks were on hand at this big awards show and social event. Doors open at 6, awards show at 8.
Organizers: Mike Butcher and Rassami Hok Ljungberg.
10 July, 2009
7:45am Depart from London hotel by coach/tour bus
The Pitt Building, Cambridge (Invitation only)
Round table: The Innovative Mix – University, Consultancies, Corporates & Spin-outs. EEI
Karyn Barnes, East of England International, Cambridge
The Pitt Building, Darwin Room, Cambridge
Open Event reg req’d
Energizing your Business through Social Networks plus Show & Tell How businesses should be using social media/ social influencing marketing. An interactive event led by Omobono
TG Panel:Robert Scoble, Susan Bratton, Renee Blodgett & JD Lasica Open Event: Open Networking and elevator pitches.
Karyn Barnes, East of England International, Cambridge
1:00pm Depart for Cambridge Consultants Ltd.
1:15-2:15pm Lunch at Cambridge Consultants including product demonstrations and discussions EEI
2:15pm Depart for Cambridge West Site.
Nokia Labs, U. of Cambridge
Nokia Research Lab EEI
Karyn Barnes, East of England International, Cambridge
Microsoft Lab, U. of Cambridge
Microsoft Research EEI
4:00-5:00pm University of Cambridge Computer Science Lab EEI
Peterhouse College
Networking Reception & Dinner
Taylor Wessing Inc.
Karyn Barnes, East of England International, Cambridge
11 July, 2009Saturday Cambridge
11am Walking tour of Cambridge EEI
Fitzwilliam Museum
Tweet up at the Fitzwilliam Museum – Darwin Exhibition
Marked events were open to the public but the Geeks were also accessible at paid-admission events like Reboot Britain & TechCrunch Summer Party.